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From: Scott Helms <khelms () zcorum com>
Date: Fri, 14 Jun 2013 20:34:49 -0400
Is it possible? Yes, but it's not feasible because the data rate would be
too low. That's what I'm trying to get across. There are lots things that
can be done but many of those are not useful.
I could encode communications in fireworks displays, but that's not
effective for any sort of communication system.
On Jun 14, 2013 8:13 PM, "Jimmy Hess" <mysidia () gmail com> wrote:
On 6/14/13, Scott Helms <khelms () zcorum com> wrote:
Really? In a completely controlled network then yes, but not in a
production system. There is far too much random noise and actual latency
for that to be feasible.
I think you might be applying an oversimplified assumption the
situation. Noise limits the capacity of a channel, and increases
the number of gyrations required to encode a bit, so that it can be
received without error.
The degree of 'random noise', 'actual latency variation', and
'natural packet ordering' can be estimated, to identify the noise.
Even with noise, you can figure out, that the average value which
the errors were centered around increased by 5ms or 10ms, when a
sequence of packets with certain sizes, certain checksum values, and
certain ephemeral ports were processed in a certain sequence,
after a sufficient number of repetitions.